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technology division. but there is in general, no large scale face recognition search capability available to the fbi or the british government agency to help. >> why is that? why is that? >> a couple of things. performance has not been adequate for the task. it is true that the u.s. government does on a regular basis test the systems. the national institute of standards and technology regularly publishes test results on facial recognition technology. those test results are on their website. face.missed.gov. you can see how well the algorithms do in a variety of situations. a second reason is particularly right now there is no money for research or implementation. >> in this case, the quality of the images may have been an issue. the humans recognized the suspects but maybe there is not enough definition for the algorithms to pick it up? >> you're exactly right. speaker and fingerprint recognition and the like. the standard says you have to have 90 pixels of resolution between the two eyes. the pictures that i have been shown have had in the order of 12 pixels or 20 pixels between the eyes
of massachusetts institute of technology in cambridge, massachusetts, just a short drive away. again, we can tell you at least right now, nbc is reporting that the two suspects believed to be in this incident are the same two suspects that were fingered for the marathon bombings in boston on monday. we will follow pictures, we will, of course, follow news for you out of this and we will interrupt our guests and programming as needed to bring you those updates throughout the program this morning. in the meantime, let's get a check on how markets are trading. first, let's head out to singapore where li sixuan is keeping an eye on things. what can you tell us? >> indeed, thank you, kelly. a lot of green arrows in asia today as the greater china markets are indeed the stellar outperformer with the shanghai composite, the hang seng gaining some 2%. also, lots of speculation around a potential imminent widening of the u.n.'s trading ban. we saw technical rebound in financials and commodity plays, especially from the big aussie miners that were hit hard yesterday. metals soared almost 10% today. bhp bil
analysts are doing right now backed in their headquarters. they're using very cutting edge technological tools to mine any of the data that they are able to pull from the first suspect who was killed early this morning. so his travel records, phone records, anything that they could look at, social security number to figure out who might be in the ever-expanding circle of people who knew him. these cutting edge tools would also look on the internet. did these individuals and this is a new thing that happened post-9/11 is that when you are confronted with a potential terrorism threat and knew the individual the first thing you did was go to social media, check on facebook, check on, you know, twitter. >> speak of twitter, the boston police department just tweeted an hour ago, an alert to the media not to disclose the tactical information to compromise officer safety with the homes that are being searched. there are a lot of crews up in boston and a lot of people covering this and a lot of risks in there. >> with the fact that the individuals had ieds with them overnight and were throwing t
. are you still sleeping? just wanted to check and make sure that we were on schedule. the first technology of its kind... mom and dad, i have great news. is now providing answers families need. siemens. answers. >>> welcome back, everyone. if you are just joining us this morning, police shut down the area of watertown, massachusetts. this is the areas and the communities surrounding boston. there is an active manhunt under way for the second suspect in monday's bombings of the boston marathon. the first suspect has already been killed in a shoot-out early tphorp this morning. the second suspect is on the run. police have been telling people to stay in thur homes in watertown and the surrounding townships. this has been playing out since 10:15, 10:20 last night. it took place near m.i.t.'s campus and went from cambridge to waterbridge. the buses and subways in boston have been shut down as well. people are being advised to stay inside, stay in their homes and stay away. the mayor and actually the governor of massachusetts has told people that businesses should decide whether they want to be
the beginning. ♪ ♪ this is a stunning work of technology. this is the 2013 lexus es and the first-ever es hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> the mayhem began last night. they shot the m.i.t. police officer in the head and killed him. the suspects carjacked a mercedes suv. >> there is a massive manhunt under way. we're asking people to shelter in place. in other words, to stay indoors. >> that pursuit ended up in watertown, massachusetts. a massive dragnet has ensued. >> officials apparently on the lookout for some accomplices other than the suspects that are related to the bombing itself. >> they were also looking for another suspect who they believed may have hopped on an amtrak train south toward connecticut. they did not find anyone on that train. they do not know if this person still has any explosives or what might happen. >> just heard the uncle of the suspects obviously distancing himself from the individuals themselves. >> i say if you're alive, turn yourself in and ask for forgiveness. >> welcome back to cnbc. breaking news. want to take you to a live picture of fenwa
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